MURPHY TO OVERSEE CALARTS' THEATER.Byline: Daily News
VALENCIA - One year before the scheduled opening of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or , CalArts has named an executive director who will finalize the venue's inaugural season.
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Formerly the artistic director for the On The Boards performance center in Seattle, Murphy said REDCAT will serve as a performance and gallery venue for California Institute of the Arts' students and faculty, as well as offer as a cultural center for communities in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, .
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, located across from the Music Center, continues a tradition between the arts college and Disney that began more than 40 years ago, when Walt Disney helped found CalArts.
REDCAT's inaugural season will include weeklong residencies by international contemporary performance ensembles and concerts ranging from chamber music to experimental jazz.
Under Murphy's guidance, the theater will also present innovative film series and festivals, as well as art and dance exhibits and readings from some of literature's brightest writers.
``I am thrilled to be a part of what I know will be a very important cultural center and influential force in Los Angeles cultural ecology,'' Murphy said.